Statement issued Wednesday by Indiana State Police:
On Friday, June 4, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Cops Cycling for Indiana C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) will be in front of the Kosciusko County Court House riding stationary bicycles to honor Sergeant Jeffrey B. Shaw. Shaw, a Kosciusko County Sheriff's Deputy, gave his life in the line of duty on November 12, 2009.
Cops Cycling for Indiana C.O.P.S. is a group made up of active and retired police officers, law enforcement survivors, and friends of law enforcement that ride their bicycles nearly 1,000 miles around the perimeter of Indiana annually. This stationary ride is a preparatory event prior to the 13 day Cops Cycling ride. The annual ride will take place from July 26 to August 7, 2010. The cyclists will return to the Warsaw area on August 4 and August 5 as they make their way to Ft. Wayne.
Cops Cycling for Indiana C.O.P.S. is a ride that was created in 2004 by Lieutenant Gary Dudley of the Indiana State Police. His vision was to support the Indiana C.O.P.S. chapter and raise awareness of law enforcement survivors around the state. Lt. Dudley lost his life in the line of duty on August 22, 2006, while participating in the Cops Cycling event. His vision lives on today as the participating cyclists continue in his memory and with his passion for supporting survivors of fallen police officers. To date, Cops Cycling for Indiana C.O.P.S. has raised in excess of $250,000 for the families, friends and co-workers of fallen officers, which have been utilized to provide counseling services, college scholarships, and, funding for families to attend National Police Week in Washington, D.C.
We welcome the public to come out and meet the cyclists and support your law enforcement survivors.